Today I worked early. I remember that once someone said "You are charismatic" to me. I have never been told so, and it was delighting to me. Of course. But for me, the people like Yoshio Kataoka and Haruki Murakami have the right to be said so. But it's not because they are already bestseller writers, but they just found their missions and are doing them with their best. That stoic attitude is enough for me to recall my respect for them.
If I talk about respect, then I have to refer to that I know a lot of people who recall respect around me. A friend of mine and an ex-hikikomori person (he is now trying to help that kind of hikikomori people) is the person I exactly respect. I also know the person who is a musician and also YouTuber, and also the person who is creating illustrations with her job. I know the words "people are formed by their surroundings", and I might be grown up and be changed by the relationship or connection with them. I can see that their existence has brought me a lot about writing this journal and doing my job.
I remember a song by Magokoro Brothers if I talk about this topic. I have been embraced by this song that has a great line as "I am glad to see you, we both are so great". About the greatness of the people, I believe that there are no people who aren't great. Everyone is great! This might sound too beautiful, but I have tried to have this kind of the point of view about mankind. Yes, this might sound too much, but we all are very significant and to be loved... until now, I have learned about literature and philosophy, and this kind of 'street wise'. They are still alive in me.
I started reading Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" at night. Genichiro Takahashi is the translator of this book, and his work is very good. I can read this novel easily. The author uses 'you' as the main character's subject, and that works vividly to deliver the people's sensitivity. Even now, I can read this novel freshly. But I was too sleepy to read thoroughly. I googled and found that this desire for sleep was caused by low pressure, not only by lack of sleep. So I slept early. We Japanese say "eat, sleep, and enjoy". And recently I started thinking that 'sleep' is one of the entertainments we must need. I need more sleep to enjoy amusing dreams... too greedy?